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the lightning hit. never been a big fan of lightning. >> not really, especially not. this also blew out the neighbor's computer. the surge protector didn't work. >> reporter: ed and his daughter live a block away. they were home when the lightning struck. >> i never heard nothing like this before. roaring thunder but this one was so sharp and penetrating, you could have your hair stand on your arms. >> reporter: others saw the fire company respofnltd the fire drew crew as far away as graysonville. >> then the fire went off. thought a tree would fall on the house. >> reporter: for now, it's up to the insurance company to determine how much damage was done. >> so far this year lightning as load to the death of one american in anne arundel county. a man was standing on a pier last month when a bolt of lightning struck him. >>> you have to be careful with the lightning. we're already emphasizing that -- that and flooding, which don't get much press but both of those are the two biggest killers. no flooding rain or leeting in. all sweeps returning clear. that's a good thing. show you our sat
shows up at 6:00 to drop off some tables for a big bash coming up on saturday. >> to leave a cat by the shelter when you can see that we don't open until the next morning would be a death sentence for the cat. the cat would have sat there all night, we would have had bad news when we came in this morning. this poor cat would have been dead. >> the cat's name is cheese puffs. cheesy was very scared but has been a lap cat for most of the day today. he is going to get shots and be up for adoption next week. small miracles will be celebrating its fifth anniversary on saturday with a huge adoption event. that's why they needed the tables, proving cat miracles happen. abc2 news. >>> thanks a lot, jamie. this heat is just as dangerous for us as it is for our pets. abc2 is working for you with ways to keep your four legged friends cool. take along plenty of fresh water when you go for a walk. make sure to take frequent breaks in the shade and avoid hot ground. put sunscreen on your dog's nose, and pay close attention to make sure your pet does not get over heated. >>> tonight we are wor
, if you were to just pull up if it comes up around their ears, it's too big and find a different size for your child. >> reporter: another good tip, let them pick it out. >> fun styles and colorful with their favorite cartoon characters. >> reporter: they discuss the reality about the her 4-year-old daughter anna. >> i guess right, even if they can swim, she can keep herself above but that's about -- it's just for a little bit and it would be pretty hard to -- there would be a good chance we wouldn't make it very long. >> reporter: wearing a life jacket could be the difference between a good day on the water and a disastrous one. >> you know you never get another chance. >> in baltimore, eric nielsen, abc 2 news. >>> and also putting on a life jacket make sure it's u.s. coast guard approved. . >>> . >>> take a look outside right now, you can see the skies looking just a little bit ominous. no question about that. and there is a reason for that. we're going to talk about that in just a second. 77 right now. and 69% humidity. you can see the clouds towards the area and there's a storm g
in annapolis while a big storm complex was diving out of the city and howard county and around annapolis. they got a light rain by the naval academy, but heavy stuff just by cape st. clair and edgewood and beyond. this clearing sky was before the full moon which officially occurs tonight. annapolis and edgewater down to 68 this morning. same glen burnie. 65 towson a boomer came through here as well and looking at 64 with dry air. and light wind in westminster. overall looking at really nice weather for today. sunshine will take us all the way through. we will get back close to 70. by 8, we will push 85 as the two degree guaranteed high. let's talk about the traffic with tonya. >> reporter: we are doing okay 97 northbound harrisburg expressway no problems to report there either. let's look at jones fall expressway at northern parkway. no incidents to report. a lot more people heading southbound to the right of the screen. but just a little bit of volume as we speak right now. on east monument at bradford, we have fire activity. so look out for emergency vehicles there. also reisterstown r
is here to explain more. >> reporter: well, there are a lot of football fans walking around with big smiles on their faces today excited about the start of the season but sad to see their favorites possibly leave. nfl player reps and the league's owners side an -- signed and eyegreement putting an end to the -- agreement putting an ento the lockout. they agreed on a 10-year deal that ends the lockout resolving the fight over how the $9 billion in revenue is shared. clubs will start to sign drafted rookies and opening facilities. the ravens facility opens today at 10 a.m. for those under contract. all players will get a physical and other medical tests today. ravens vice president and general manager says they are excite to be back in business and ravens owner says it's a good day for the nfl and the fans. >> having a 10-year agreement is great for the game. but most importantly for the fans. i think this agreement is going to make our game better. >> reporter: now one of the biggest controversies this morning is that -- controversies this morning is willis mamcgahee she todd heap kel
for yourself and grasp the unquilted difference. of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. brace yourself for the big, bold taste tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. announcer: when your eyes are smiling, you're smiling. be kind to your eyes with transitions lenses. transitions adapt to changing light so you see your whole day comfortably and conveniently while protecting your eyes from the sun. ask your eyecare professional which transitions lenses are right for you. transitions lenses are available at an america's best location near you. >>> there is no final deal yet but the white house and house republicans are getting serious about that debt ceiling deal. finally. it would include up to 3 trillion in spending cuts and joint commitment to increase tax revenues through tax reform during the next year. abc2's sherrie johnson is here with more. >> reporter: well, with several days to go before the august 2nd deadline hits and the nation runs out of credit lawmakers still can't agree on how to get there. it's led to
are kind of in suspended animation until speaker boehner acts on this bill today but i think one of the big problems you face is that once he does send -- get this through, if he does get it through, it's going to be very hard to get any of his republicans to vote for the real compromise in a day or two or three. >> reporter: well, that's exactly right. both of your points right. first of all there are no negotiations going on in that compromise right now because all the focus is getting this passed in the house. speaker boehner isn't exactly taking calls from democrats but trying to get his own republicans in line. once he does this, this is going to be very difficult for him to get -- to go any further by way of compromise. if there is a compromise it's going to take a lot of democrats to pass it in the house. >> a lot of democrat, that's exactly right. key market openings sunday night, the next big deadline to watch for, as well. >> that's right. >> the asian market. >> elizabeth, this is just so uncertain going into the final weekend. >> well, and certainly the public is starting to los
would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir, the same thing. >> not quite the same thing. >> it is. >> nonetheless. same thing. >> how about this extreme weather? >> really something, these pictures coming in. >> from phoenix blowing in last night going through right there. that dust storm and then these temperatures all -- the majority of the country feeling it, david. >> smoke alarms going off because of the heat then alarms going off here, these are different kinds as team usa is in the house. look at them just arriving moments ago. what a homecoming. >> we're going to really celebrate with them coming up. love to see them here in times square on our home turf. >>> we'll begin with the high-stakes drama unfolding as we come on the air in that phone hacking scandal engulfin
. tonight though, a big time heat situation tomorrow coming up. >> all right wyatt. well it's a baltimore tradition on a hot night like this to just sit out on your porch or on your steps and catch a breeze. that was the game plan until storm clouds arrived and you're welcome mat. here is one steamy and stormy night. rosy. >> it was a hot and steamy night jamey all over the area as folks tried to deal with the weather and how it changed. i mean, we had some storms there, especially up in this area, really heavy rains coming down flooding parking lots, a mess out here. what's touched this all off was all the high heat and high hud we had during the day. guess what folks, for many people out there, they are going to have to figure out how to deal with all this high heat again yet tomorrow. >> no matter what the weather, they have to get their laps in. with the heat in the low 920s, this is part of being a runner, although admitted leah slow runner today. >> three laps. >> very slow. >> does the heat make you slower? >> yes, definitely. >> oh, man. >> you can tell can't you. he does know whe
to what they call their big friendly pack. it's a case of perception. he was a five-year old 110- pound rott and his owners say he was a good friend and buddy to their children. >> he was like my child. he grew up with my kids, he -- my daughter pulled on his ear, my son. >> reporter: on tuesday an officer was unloading groceries, a couple walked by with his dog, he was going you door and the dog ran off the porc h into the neighbor's yard. >> they were walk their animal when the dog approached them an aggressive manner. the man said he tried to flee but he was forced to fire in order to protect himself. >> as he -- i yelled at him to stop. as he started to slow down the man pulled out a gun and shot him in the head. >> reporter: the ma dog was shot in the dead and died instantly. patrick said he then got scared of for his own life. >> i was on my knees and the man was still pointing the gun at me and he never said anything, just backed up. >> reporter: they say their dog has gotten out before and run off after other dogs but three years ago he was trained. they say he was eight fee
. >> the the president said he's committed to a big deal. $4 trillion over ten years. i'm committed to it. we need some bipartisanship here. >> house speaker john boehner wants the president to lay out some specific cuts to entitlement programs. but in weeks of debate, the sticking points haven't changed. republicans oppose new taxes and democrats oppose cuts in entitlement programs. senate leaders have come up with a plan b to give the president the authority to raise the debt ceiling on his own. >>> if you're an mba graduate looking for a job, google might be the place for you. there's a list of 100 top employers. consulting firm mackenzie came in at number 2. financial institutions dropped. apple was number 3. facebook was number 7. last year's top priority was having a work/life balance. >>> let's take a look at the top stories tonight. a gas station attendant shot over the weekend is out of the hospital. a masked gunman walked into the station on saturday and opened fire. he got away with some cash. investigators think the same person tried to rob another store earlier in the evening. they are loo
on by an elephant. those are the animal's pools. that's one way to help them beat the heat. it reminds you of a big fat cousin when swimming down the ocean. they love their elephant size pool on a day like this. although evolution and life taught them many other ways to stay cool, they flap their big ears because it cools their blood. >> you can see she's coated in mud all the time. she goes more for the facial route than the pool treatment. >> reporter: cake on dirt. it keeps the water trapped in the wrinkles. for critters who would rather be hunting seal, frozen smelt on ice is the best way to beat the high heat. the polar bears are remarkably lay daptable but they have to watch them and be careful for signs of heat stress. >> look for overly panting if it's sweltering. we watch the heat index a lot. if we anticipate it being a hot day, then we take all the precautions. >> reporter: for some animals, however, this heat is nosmght cam mess are used to drier heat. some animals have cool houses to get out of the sun. this one has a fan for the know owls. for prairie dogs, nothing stops them from bei
. that's a sign of the big improvement. hour by hour forecast takes us with dry weather mostly sunny skies and we will go through the mid-70s. sunrise at 6:03 just under a hour away and we will take it through mostly sunny skies all day long. two degree guaranteed high of 89 just near normal and less humid and a pleasant day but the heat and humidity comes back and we will talk about the weekend numbers in a moment. let's go back to the roads with tonya. >> thanks. good morning. we are still doing well traffic wise. traffic is moving well on the beltway. let's look on the northwest side 695 at liberty road. no issues to report here. that's the outer loop. no incidents through the construction. traffic is fine traveling the jfx southbound and the beltway is fine on north side from parkville to towson to wilkins no incidents. megan. >>> in health news, more affluent countries have higher rates of depression than lower income nations. that's according to a study from the world health organization. france and the united states have the highest rates whilechina and mexico had the lowest.
, it will be a big boost in momentum for us. >> reporter: the legislation passed the senate and it stalled in the house of delegates. >>> now, the state gnat ma -- the state senate leader majority spoke out against same sex marriage. she says that government says marriage is a man and woman, it should stay that way. gay couples can have civil marriage. many believe this legislation threatens the institution of the traditional family. >>> this police chief the retiring. he was chief of the baltimore county department for several years. o'malley says that the chief will replace him on august 1st. >>> well, he was arrested in south carolina last month after reportedly ripping off seniors in a paving scam. . now, he'll make his way back to maryland for similar charges. >> he was picked up in south carolina back on june 28th. we told you about that then. now, he's facing charges in anne arundel county. the state's attorney's office says he'll be brought back on august 13th. last month, he was wanted for running a paving scam, often targeting seniors. he would reportedly go door to door, offeri
right into the water looking for one of those lionfish. one of those tentacles hits you, you are in big trouble. it is full of poison, but everybody says they taste pretty good. >> taste like chicken. who knows? >> default for everything. speaking of default, let's go to capitol hill right now where members of congress are starting to hear from all of you after those dueling speeches from president obama and the house speaker on monday night, the switchboards on capitol hill were besieged, overwhelmed yesterday. thousands of phone calls and e-mails coming in almost all of them saying, robin, just get this done. >> so only five days left on the clock, george as you know, that important vote delayed by the house speaker as we get closer to potential financial chaos. abc's jonathan karl is on capitol hill. he has been tracking all the latest for us overnight. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we are reaching crisis time here on capitol hill. the republicans delayed a vote on their bill in the house because they don't even have enough republican votes to pass their own bi
killed. luckily the round penetrated something else that saved his life. >> a big hole in the gun that's all it was it. and he had a wealth right here. he never get shot, though. just got grazed i guess. >> reporter: he found a disassembled assault rifle. he is being held without bond. the police officer was treated and released from shock trauma hours after the shooting. >>> today a baltimore city cop accused of operating a drug ring will go to court for a bond hearing. daniel redd was arrested earlier this week for alleged participation in a heroin organization. now an affidavit says he got the heroin from a supplier in africa. the document goes onto say he was in police uniform armed with a handgun while conducting thetransaction at work. >>> an update this morning on the baltimore journalist missing in libya. matthew vandyke's mother and dutch ruppeersberger reports two independent sightings of vandyke in the tripoli prison. they are working to confirm the sightings. he disappeared in march a week after going toly yeah to write about the uprising. >>> news time 6:05. the latest on
to tell us who and what happens now. sherrie. >> reporter: the big talk among some players will be the cuts being made. especially to four ravens players who are being released. runningback willis mcgahee she todd heap kelly gregg and derrick mason will all be released. they wouldn't officially be cut until thursday afternoon. but they could stay on for a lower salary. we have learned that according to ravens insider.com, mason was watching his son's first youth football practice yesterday when he found out the team cut him. executive vice president and general manager called and told him that news. he had this to say with regard to the roster moves. this will give us the ability to make offers to our players we want to resign plus put us in a position to sign free agents from other teams. now yesterday, the nfl owners and players agreed on a 10-year deal that ends the league's lockout resolving the fight of how $9 billion in revenue is shared. clubs will start signing drafted rookies and opening facilities and camps. but the players being cut by the ravens have some fans j
the left lane closed. megan. >> thanks. >>> 4:32 right now. it's a big weekend to go out and have fun and obviously eat a lot of good food. a lot of us like crabs and it's going to be the 4th of july of course. and so with the crabs also comes the beer. abc2 news linda so is live this morning to tell us why we will pay more for drinks starting today. right, linda? >> reporter: yeah, well, the sales tax for alcohol is taking effect today. it's a 3% increase and it means three cents on the dollar. the good news is some places are not going to be passing on that tax to its customers like here at conrad in parkville. we have an early visitor. it's going to be a huge weekend for crabs. but first the alcohol tax. you were saying it's 3% increase but you won't be passing it on. >> most likely. aid small business and it's not a good idea to pass too much on the customers. so 3% will set the limit and doesn't adversely affect the sales. >> reporter: this weekend big 4th of july weekend. >> customers are safe. >> reporter: let's talk about the crabs. how are the prices this year. >> prices are-
have thought this would happen. big layoff at sisco. they came out of san francisco and was founded by a married couple. from 1984 to now this computer network gear maker made millions. the ceo made a pledge to make his company more profitable and the only way was to layoff 6500 people. it's also selling its plants in mexico to a technology group. they had nearly 74,000 people at the end of april. >> she could be in south baltimore, nobody but casey anthony knows where she is. she has been free for 23 hours. she walked out, got into a car and hasn't been seen since. she was acquitted in the murder of her daughter and her attorneys say they are trying to protect her from the lynch mob mentality >>> we are shall working for you with a scam alert involving the case. there are hackers coming after you and your interest in the case. they are already working on schemes to damage your computer. they are going after facebook users, a link that claims to have a video of anthony confessing to killing her daughter. this is a scam. >> just about everybody is on facebook. that's what makes sca
. >> this is basically big brother. >> violence shuts down the parkway. tonight we want to know if this is a message to stop taking pictures. >>> another child will go missing. we talk to the people who want it to stop. >>> if you lost 20, 40, 100 pounds would you enter a beauty contest? one did, her prize wasn't just the smaller size. the news starts right now. >>> an attack on a speed camera operator or an act of civil disobedience? either way it shut down a lieway for much of the afternoon. police are still looking for the man who tapped on the vehicle with shot gun and then smashed out the wind shield with a hammer. people who don't like the cameras aren't defending the man flight. >> reporter: no. i spoke with the state senator, she voted against the speed camera when it was approved in 2009. she said she doesn't agree with the violence but said she can understand it. you can see the broken glass on the wind shield of the vehicle that was parked near the 195. police say a man walked out of the wood s with a gun and hammer. he tapped on the window and then he struck the wind shield with the ham
. >> with the support and help you got from the town, you couldn't do that with big companies. everyone works hard at it. it's a good feeling. >>> well, the market will be open from 10:00 to 8:00 seven- days a week through the annapolis boat show. after that, the hours may change. >>> well, people are upset about the supersize sewage pumps station. they're serious about the situation. the neighbors around the updated station on win song court near pikesville hired an attorney. they're asking them to pull the whole thing out and for them to put it somewhere else. if it doesn't happen, they've sent a list of demands about what should be done. the county public works med with the police and layed out a design plan. the county says they have another one they're working on with neighbors. >>> well, we're less than two months away from the checker flags on the grand prix. the festival will bring some of the world's best drivers to the streets of baltimore. they're also closing down a bunch of streets. they're working on an alternate route as well. >>> first and formost, downtown, open for business, before, du
patchy fog with the big storms that rolled through. and portions of carroll and howard and baltimore county and patches of fog in anne arundel county with higher humidity levels. we are generally looking at the future radar which indicates a flare-up of storms. our mold indicates dc along 50 the bulk of this. -- our model indicates in dc along 50 has the bulk of this. we will look at the full on heat surge building in for the next couple days. 95 today which matches yesterday's high and it will be coming along with a heat index value of 105 to 110. scattered storms could take us into overnight, 75 and high temperatures up near 100 thursday and friday and saturday. the heat index values up to 115. >> reporter: cint believe what's coming out of your ding -- dish can't believe what he's coming out of your mouth. bus and rail services are on time. the earlier accidents on the outer loop are on time -- gone. this is north of 195 no problems to report here. we have a little more volume southbound to the right of the screen. harford county has an accident that's been there. abington at wood
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at the beach. they are dealing with a pretty big thunderstorm here. that one will not be effecting us tonight. as we head towards fireworks time it stays steamy. most spots based on the radar trend should stay dry. >>> thousands are packing into the inner harbor for a huge fireworks show tonight. of course security will be a top priority. abc 2 news christian schaffer is live in the thick of it. >> reporter: some 40,000 people expected to watch from the inner harbor tonight. security is going to be a main concern. that is why there will be several hundred city police officers here. some of them are wearing their uniforms. those are only four of them. i have seen at least a few dozen in the hour or so that we have been here. the focus is on safety. hundreds in plain clothes and in uniforms. last night there was a shooting in a parking garage just north of the inner harbor and in a spot where a lot of people are coming downtown to watch the show. the victim was shot in the chest but is expected to survive. police not releasing his name. police have been quick to point out that this was not som
late tonight. it is one of the nights where you have to be in the covered canopy area. big showers and storms moving out of the south and west. there are thunderstorms towards the beaches right now. a little dicy down beach side tonight. it will be clearing out tomorrow. closer to home annapolis a little drizzle. most of the big weather is done for at least the center part of the state. an isolated shower or storm late. the flash flood watch for the lower part of the eastern shore. take a look at some of the rainfall totals. man, almost 2 inches and more than 2 inches in fredrick. 2 and a half inches plus. rockville 2.3. 2 and a quarter in churchill. heavy, heavy down pours. all coming down too fast. had pretty cool images as the storms came in. do a time lapse fredrick at the earth and space center. heavy, heavy showers coming down. you can see how they can get a couple of inches of rain in a hurry. baltimore and then the down pours in the city. it was a wet weather scenario. tough commute for many people out there. that's for sure. i hear route 50 was tough going into annapolis.
holding at 65. and in the confines of the dc -- d.c. beltway they are holding at 71. big contrast in temperatures and i will tell you, i would rather be out in the country with fresh cool air a nice morning and we will warm up once we get the sun up in a half-hour's time frame. clear skies this morning and we will look for a few high clouds mixed in this afternoon. but overall, we will heat it up a little bit. yesterday it was 86 and pushing 89 and we will talk about the 90s this weekend coming up. hereton yo with a -- -- here's tonya with traffic. >> reporter: no major incidents on the highway. we are going to look at 50 at sandy point. we have our commuters moving westbound towards annapolis. that's where most of the traffic is now. we have a few smart people going eastbound getting an early start at the toll plaza to go to the eastern shore. we have some construction that has been wrapped up. 359 northbound at mlk is flowing free lee. -- 395 northbound at mlk flowing freely. >>> a big surprise for a group who were snorkeling off the coast of south florida. they spotted a whale
's hot, sir. >> big heal brings big storms and sometimes will bring out the local photographers. we had a nice collection of a very talented amateur and even semiprofessional photographers. sarah williams who has been grazing us with awesome photos sent had in from bel air. her backyard with the fish eye lens i love this. in fact, if coy take a position of some of the pictures she sent, i think that would be cool. let's show you what it looked look at chesapeake beach. april hill checking this out. that's awesome light. lightning is not a easy thing to capture on film i wonder if they have to keep the shutter open or how they capture it. this morning, down to 75 at bwi. 82 in richmond and by the way heat index values pushing 79. it's 87 on the heat index scalein ocean city. storms back to the west. we could have a little burst of a shower next couple hours. otherwise, we are looking at more heat. 97 will do it for the two degree guarantee and feel like 105. so heat advisory and then we break some of it tomorrow. tonya how about the traffic. >> reporter: marc train 401 is five minutes de
and they reported a big jump in profits. and jetblue is offering a 3- month pass for unlimited flights, the blue pass is aimed at business travelers and allows last-minute bookings and changes. prices start at 1300 dollarch and that's america's money -- dollars. and that's america's money. i am tonya rive-ro. -- tanyary vairo. -- tanya rivero. >>> severe weather in eastern iowa. dozens were evacuated mostly by boat as storms dumped heavy rains in i did buick. bridges -- dubuque. >> with all the rain we are supposed to get, the ground is saturday rated enough. so if it happened at any minute you can want to be careful of your -- any minute and you want to be careful of your family. >> there are no serious injuries so far. >>> a casino in iowa found a clever way to get gambleers and workers back to the tables. the casino has been closed since last month when the mississippi river flooded. but it started using duck boats to fore people through the waters. they are paddled through the water so to speak. they are used for touring but in this case, they have gambleers at the table. >>> it's packing wi
. good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. thanks for joining us. big story is the heat. we -- the big story is the heat. sherrie johnson will have a live report but we have team coverage and we start with meteorologist justin berk. >> yesterday we hit 93 but the heat index at the airport was up to 100. we will crank it up a little bit today and not see this widespread outbreak of storm. they erupted yesterday afternoon through the evening a dozen or so wind reports. some peep report -- people reporting a possible tornado and there was a warning in harford county but nothing coming in on the storm reports from the storm prediction center. still a chance of storms today but it's going to be all about the heat. we have got variable cloudy skies and a warm muggy morning and a disturbance may burst showers in the chesapeake. we are watching to see if some develop over the next two hours. otherwise temperatures mid-70s to near 80 pushing 97 the two degree guaranteed high. that comes with a heat index of 105. 97 would tie a record for the date and drop the heat and humidity sl
and washington boulevard. charley. >> thanks. >>> our big story is we brought you as breaking news at 11 last night. the ronald mcdonald house astaple of downtown baltimore was overrun with red and blue lights. >> ten people were taken to the hospital and this morning we are learning the details of this developing story. sherrie johnson joins us in the studio with a look at some of the theories and where the investigation stands now. sherrie. >> reporter: well, right now authorities are still trying to figure out what made several people very significant lft night. they were all staying at the -- very sick last night. they were all staying at the ronald mcdonald's house. they went to check for co poisoning or anything else that could be hazardous. they didn't find any signs of danger. authorities say it's too soon if it was a case of food poisoning but they are investigating. people staying at the house areaway from their homes to take care of their sick children in baltimore. once again, authorities plan to continue looking into a cause for the illnesses. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> stat
lightning. next you now, lightning come down the yard. it split that tree right there. i mean, that's a big tree. >> no one was injured, but power is out. bge crews are working there. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >>> here's a look at tonight's top stories. weeks after a deadly hit-and- run, abc2 news obtained the dispatch tapes. the tapes showed the initial confusion at the scene. the car pulled over belongs to a woman from severn. >>> the space shuttle is heading to the international space station. it's the start of the last space shuttle mission after 30 year and 135 missions, the shuttles are being grounded. >>> news from around the nations starts in michigan. the police say that one of the people that a man killed in a shooting spree was his 12-year- old daughter. he killed her and her mother. he went to another home and killed another former girlfriend and her mother. he killed seven people before taking hostages in a stranger's home. he then killed himself. >>> a prison break was caught on tape. two prisoners staged a fight and the original pair barged through the door and escaped.
your family into some place new, you may do a home inspection, there's a big secret nobody has to share. tonight at 11:00, we'll show you how you could move into a meth lab. could be very hazardous to your family. drugs are a huge problem here in maryland. since 2004, police busted 13 labs, but they can be hard to track, because the labs can pop up and disappear quickly and their impact is lasting. >>> doesn't seem like a lot, but it might be 13 places that were not cleaned up properly, that families live in now, maybe a hotel room that was a mess. cook one night, two nights later a family is occupying it. >> tonight at 11:00, we'll show you how to track former meth labs. if you want to see those signs that your home may have been a meth lab in the past. does your house have a criminal past? you'll see our story pop up. we put this clickable interactive feature on the bottom of this story. you can basically look at the home itself and click on different target signs so you can see what they are frosted or blacked out windows. go inside the house itself to see other signs that might pop
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a wonderful weekend. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. weather is a big story across the country. flooding in missouri, storms across the rocky mountains. what's it going to do here in our viewing area. and let's wet come back justin berk who has been gone for a while. >> noise to have you back. >> so glad to be here at 4 chn 30 to have an adult -- #:30 to have an adult -- 4-rb:30 to have an a-- 4:30 to have an adult conversation. we colored in the lines for you. southern maryland, lower eastern who are shore. the code red is dangerous. we are building up pollution and heat and the humidity. 90 is with a we hit yesterday in baltimore -- what we hit yesterday in baltimore. this morning, 74 and we have a couple more hot days. we will talk about how hot in a moment. let's take you outside to look at traffic with tonya. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are accident free in baltimore city and baltimore county. great way to start the morning. let's look at the beltway. no incidents to report. this is 695 at wilkins on the southwest side. a little heavier traffic on the outer
. >>> there will be fireworks tonight in fullerton, annapolis, bell air but the big daddy at inner harbor. we go live to christian schaffer. can you feel police presence? >> reporter: they always say they bring out the uniformed officers. there will be officers here tonight not in uniforms. we are starting to see some of the festival goers getting into the inner harbor l. has been music playing since noon today and that will go on right up until the show starts at 9:30 tonight. the actual fireworks are about a mile to our south in curtis bay and will be flying over us when the show actually starts. that is where two barges have been stacked up. you look for different kinds of fireworks. it is the 30th anniversary of the national aquarium. they are deploying jellyfish shells. we'll see what those look like. we're talking about half moon shells. in all more than 1400 shells going to go up in the show that is 18 minutes long all synchronized to music. they say it is going to be a great show and also a safe one. >> safety is our number one concern. we always do everything above and beyond safety requirem
nonprofit organization. he will be joined by the cocreator of the show. >>> the big pothole in the middle of the street that jerks you awake in the morning. do you have any. >> yeah. are you kidding? >> stephanie rawlings-blake wants to fix it and it is part of a new initiative focused on paving and focused on neighborhood roads. the city now has a new paving machine which will make streets better and safer. the mayor says the transportation department is jumping 60% of their budget and it jumped 60% from last year. >>> a special reunion at johns hopkins children's center. patient who is graduated from the neo natal intensive care unit will be reunited with the doctors and the nurses and the staff members that cared for them during the most vulnerable first months of life. it's a video of a similar reunion that happens every year at the university of maryland medical isn'ter in april. >>> if you are on twit -- center in april. >>> inform you were on twitter, you had a chance to let the president know what was on your mind. he had the first twitter town hall meeting and answered questions
. this is ellicott city. let's show you what it looked like as a big storm rolled through. yes, we had flood warnings with nearly 2 1/2 inches of rain in that part of town. east side missed out but all of us getting down to the low 70s this morning. it doesn't look like an improvement. might feel puggy -- muggy but we will drop humidity and patchy fog in baltimore county because of the rain that fell yesterday. 73 in owings mills and 75 on down towards glen burnie and annapolis. we are looking at dry sweeps on maryland's most powerful doppler radar and we expect a dry day and less humid day but a hot day going for the two degree guaranteed high of 91. the first look at traffic right now. >> reporter: good morning. we have no accidents to report in baltimore city or baltimore county. that's a great way to start out. let's look out at 695 at wilkins avenue on the southwest side, we have the heavier traffic on the outer loop to the left of the screen oncoming. no incidents to report. all lanes should be open. we have construction that we are dealing with 95 northbound before caton avenue. that exit, the
pulled pork sub. brace yourself for the big, bold taste tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. >>> now "good morning maryland." >>> today a government study about distracted driving is expected to be released and it shows that the crackdown and the public education about the dangers have proven highly effective. the study says hand-held cell phone use and texting while driving dropped sharply in syracuse new york and harford connecticut during four periods of stepped up enforcement coupled with media campaigns as well. so the transportation secretary says that the study shows the strong laws combined with the highly visible police enforcement can reduce dangerous cell phone habits when you are behind the wheel. >>> and don't expect to see gas prices go down anymore at least for now. this is all coming from the lundberg survey and it's not great news. it found the two month drop off in gasoline crisis across the country is stopped due to steady and crude oil prices. the average price of a gallon of regula
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